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    Excellent photos Fred. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joossa View Post
    Excellent photos Fred. Thanks!
    I agree! This is a great mini-guide. Hopefully I'll get more Sarrs.

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    I have not yet tried notching, but something that was said earlier got my attention.

    I tend to do my "housekeeping" in late winter/early spring, and I also rip off the old, brown leaf stubs to make way for the new ones. I noticed the other day that on many of the rhizomes that I "stripped", there are a lot of little red buds sprouting out of the leaf scars.

    This is something I'd like to try to deliberately re-create.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    Above the media? Interesting. I always bury mine back down to where any still-attached points are just emerging from the soil line.
    Who thinks what about depth of notches? I've heard people say that you're supposed to cut half or more than halfway through, but then when I looked around the pretty ICPS articles I read said that something on the order of 5mm was called for. In my experience, most Sarr rhizomes are more than 10mm thick, so...
    I've also had success with scars on the rhizome from pulling live leaves. I don't know if I've ever been so bold as to just cut rhizome with no leaves into sections and trust that they'll all take, though.
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    I try to leave the notches above the media to expose them to sunlight and stimulate growth. And as far as the depth of the notch, I only go deep enough to wound the rhizome and it always seems to work. I've also cut up crownless rhizomes into sections and planted them with great success. Even ones with little or no roots seem to eventually grow again. It's worth a try.

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    I can't wait to try it out tomorrow. How long (on average) does it usually take to see whether the notches were a success (see new growth)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Stinkpot View Post
    I have not yet tried notching, but something that was said earlier got my attention.

    I tend to do my "housekeeping" in late winter/early spring, and I also rip off the old, brown leaf stubs to make way for the new ones. I noticed the other day that on many of the rhizomes that I "stripped", there are a lot of little red buds sprouting out of the leaf scars.

    This is something I'd like to try to deliberately re-create.
    That's what Brokken was talking about above and it does work well. I strip all of mine off (when possible) just for that reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joossa View Post
    I can't wait to try it out tomorrow. How long (on average) does it usually take to see whether the notches were a success (see new growth)?
    If the weather is nice, you should start seeing signs in a fews weeks. But it all depends on the weather for me since mine are grown outside year round. The ones I did a month ago are still just sitting idle but it's finally starting to warm up so I'll be watching.

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    Wow! Nice thread and I had no clue you could do this. Anyone notching this year? If so, any pics of the results?

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    I did this with my S. minor last year. It's hard to tell which crown the leaves are coming from now.

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